|The Choir in the rain composed and performed by D W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A series of limericks about a choir singing in the rain written and set to music by David W Solomons. A men's voices version (ATTB) and a mixed choir version are available. The sound sample is the ATTB version, sung by the composer. A video of this piece (with the multi-track performance by the composer) can be enjoyed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GszKEJpV4jw A live performance of the SATB version by a choir in Colorado in 2011 has also been made into a video here: http://www.youtube.com/w...
Keywords: choir; rain; solomons; multitrack; limericks; humour; SATB; ATTB; choir; silly
|The Park on Sunday for choir - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Choral description of a hot Sunday in Loughborough Park. Poem by Stanley N Solomons, music by David W Solomons. There are two versions (pdf files), one for men's voices (AABarBB) and one for mixed choir (SSATB). The composer made a recording of the men's voices version which can be heard in the ogg file or on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm5SSlp0bjY
Keywords: loughborough; park; hot; fat; pink; boyoes; poem; choral; choir; multitrack; men's voices; mixed choir; membrane
|My Lord Willoughby's Welcome home (double choir - men's voice or mixed choir) - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A choral version of the song "My Lord Willoughby's welcome home" based on the lute duet by John Dowland. One version is for double men's choir (ATBarB ABarB)and one for double mixed choir (SATB SATB). There is an optional timpani part which has not been written into the score but can be heard in the sound sample. The sound sample is performed by the arranger (dwsChorale) in the men's double choir version...
Keywords: willoughby; dowland; welcome; battle; choir; double choir; dwschorale; arrangement; lute; timpani; ATBArB; SATB; renaissance; warfare; multitrack
|Simple Communion Service for choir, organ and congregation - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
This simple Communion setting was composed for St Anne's Church Sale and is available for liturgical use anywhere. See the various pdf files for scores of each section. The sound file (ogg file or commu.mp3 in All files: HTTP) is a multitrack performance of the whole setting by the composer.
Keywords: kyrie; gloria; acclamation; sanctus; benedictus; communion; simple; choir; congregation; setting
|Coming thro the rye for choir, clarinet and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement of Robbie Burns' Scottish folk song Coming thro' the rye for SATB choir, clarinet and guitar, with added hornpipe theme. See pdf files for score and instrumental parts I have made a recording at pitch for illustration, but the voices are somewhat "Pinky and Perky"-ish! (see ogg file). I should be pleased to hear of a live performance on day....
Keywords: scottish; folksong; folk song; rye; clarinet; guitar; choir; multitrack; burns
|A Manchester Magnificat for choir, soloists piano and organ by D W Solomons, on poems by Audrey Vaughan - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Simplified version of A Manchester Magnificat, written a few years after the original 1994 performance (also available on archive.org). The initial oboe solo introduction has been replaced by a treble solo singing the words of the Magnificat, the orchestra has been replaced by a piano and organ and the choral parts have been simplified in a few places. For more details on A Manchester Magnificat, please visit: http://www.dwsolo.com/serif/manchestermagnificat.html The files here (pdf)are all the ...
Keywords: manchester; magnificat; petersfield; orchestra; piano; organ; choir; soloists; trebles; countertenor; irwell; cathedral
|A Manchester Magnificat for choir, soloists and orchestra by D W Solomons, on poems by Audrey Vaughan - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The score and parts (pdf file) and sound recording (mp3 or ogg file) of the live recording of this work, written in 1994 can be downloaded free of charge here. (If either type is not visible in the right-hand window, check "All Files: HTTP"). The original recording was made at a concert at Manchester Cathedral in 1994. I have also made a video based on this performance, which can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL99I_xnfUA I have since made a slightly simpler version with piano and ...
Keywords: manchester; magnificat; petersfield; orchestra; piano; choir; soloists; lancashire clogs; harp; oboe; trebles; countertenor; irwell; cathedral
|Canticula Ursae Minoris - a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis based on themes from the Poohratorio - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Many decades ago I, David W Solomons, wrote "The Poohratorio" - a children's cantata based on The Expotition to the North Pole from A A Milne's Now we are six (Winnie the Pooh). Note: This was many years before the Disney film: the melodies are all original and nothing to do with the Disney film (which I have never seen). Due to copyright problems with the estate of A A Milne, the cantata itself will become available only after 2031, when the works of AA Milne go into public domain by law, but m...
Keywords: canticles; pooh; milne; winnie; magnificat; nunc dimittis; men's voices; double choir; leitmotifs; eeyore; piglet; roo; christopher robin; violin; viola; cello; children; cantata; liturgical; score